US DOS Voids 2012 Diversity Lottery Results

The US Department of State (DOS) has voided the results of the 2012 Diversity Visa Lottery that were previously posted on its website. The results were invalid because they did not represent a “fair, random selection of entrants, as required by US law” according to the DOS. The DOS will run a new selection process and the results will be published on or about July 15, 2011. No new applications need be submitted or will be accepted, since the DOS will use all qualified entries received during the October 5 to November 3, 2010 registration period.